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Kathy Reakes

Content Producer kreakes@dailyvoice.com
Kathy Reaks has worked as a reporter in the local news business since 1984, starting as a news clerk and working her way up. She spent 17 years at Florida Today in Melbourne, Florida as a general assignment reporter, crime reporter, entertainment reporter and restaurant critic. She worked four years at Hometown News as a general assignment reporter, then another two years at Spacecoast Daily in Cocoa Beach, Florida. She attended Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida.

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  1. Investigation Underway After Two Women Found Dead Behind Residence In Area

    Investigation Underway After Two Women Found Dead Behind Residence In Area

    Click here for an updated story: New Details Released After Two Women Found Dead Inside Cottage In AreaPolice are investigating the suspicious deaths of two women found in the back of an area residence.The two bodies were discovered in Rockland County on Tuesday, May 26, at the private residence in Valley Cottage,  in the rear of 104 Lake Road, said Clarkstown Police Officer ...

  2. Seven On Sinking Boat Saved By 12-Year-Old's Call For Help

    Seven On Sinking Boat Saved By 12-Year-Old's Call For Help

    A group of seven people stranded on a sinking boat on Long Island Sound were rescued by police after a call from a 12-year-old onboard.The incident took place around 3:13 p.m., Sunday, May 24, when the Southold Police Department received a call from a 12-year-old boy reporting he was on a boat on the Sound that was sinking.Southhold Police marine units located the vessel about a mile ...

  3. Masked Men Strike Three With Baseball Bat In Violent Long Island Home Invasion, Police Say

    Masked Men Strike Three With Baseball Bat In Violent Long Island Home Invasion, Police Say

    Police are on the lookout for two masked men who allegedly attacked three people during a violent home invasion on Long Island.The incident took place in Suffolk County around 5:20 p.m., Saturday, May 23, in Holbrook.According to Suffolk County Police detectives two masked men entered a residence on Nimbus Road and allegedly struck three people with a baseball bat. The victims ...

  4. Photos: Ducklings Stuck In Drainpipe Rescued By Slew Of First Responders On Long Island

    Photos: Ducklings Stuck In Drainpipe Rescued By Slew Of First Responders On Long Island

    A slew of law enforcement officers on Long Island spent part of Memorial Day fishing a brood of ducklings out of a drainpipe.The officers came to the rescue in Suffolk County around 1:15 p.m., Monday, May 25, in the hamlet of Riverside.According to police, the Southampton Town Police were called for five ducklings stuck in a storm drain on Route 24 in Riverside. Momma duck was ...

  5. Man Nabbed With Drugs During DWI Patrol Stop In Area, Police Say

    Man Nabbed With Drugs During DWI Patrol Stop In Area, Police Say

    A 42-year-old area man stopped during a DWI patrol was arrested for alleged possession of drugs. The stop took place around 7:30 p.m., on Friday, May 15, in Orange County while the town of Montgomery Police was conducting a DWI patrol, said Investigator Stephen Ragni. During the stop, Padro J. Baez, of the Village of Maybrook, was arrested after officers allegedly located ...

  6. Police: I-87 Traffic Stop Leads To Aggravated DWI Charge For Area Man Driving Three Times Limit

    Police: I-87 Traffic Stop Leads To Aggravated DWI Charge For Area Man Driving Three Times Limit

    A 51-year-old man was nabbed allegedly driving drunk at three times the legal limit during a traffic stop.The arrest took place around 11:15 p.m., Monday, May 18, in Rockland County when New York State Police stopped a vehicle on Interstate-87 in the village of South Nyack for several vehicle and traffic violations.During the stop, the driver, Patrick A. Pierson, of West Nyack, was ...

  7. Man Found Slumped Over Steering Wheel Had Hypodermic Needle, Police Say

    Man Found Slumped Over Steering Wheel Had Hypodermic Needle, Police Say

    A 28-year-old man found slumped over a steering wheel in a parking lot was arrested for alleged possession of a hypodermic needle.The incident took place in Ulster County when Saugerties Police responded to the Dunkin' Donuts on Ulster Avenue in the Village of Saugerties.Police received the report around 5:27 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, after receiving a report from a pedestrian of a man ...

  8. 25-Year-Old Driving Drunk With Two Kids On Board Crashes Car In Westchester, Police Say

    25-Year-Old Driving Drunk With Two Kids On Board Crashes Car In Westchester, Police Say

    A 25-year-old man has been arrested following a single-vehicle crash in which he allegedly was driving drunk at twice the legal limit with two small children in the vehicle.The crash took place in Westchester County around 5:10 p.m., on I-95, in Rye, said the New York State Police.The driver of the vehicle, Connecticut resident Bryan J. Salbador, 25, of New Haven, was allegedly found to ...

  9. Rockland Man, High On Xanax, Runs Red Light, Injures Three Juveniles, Police Say

    Rockland Man, High On Xanax, Runs Red Light, Injures Three Juveniles, Police Say

    A 31-year-old man was arrested after allegedly causing a crash while he was high on Xanax that sent three juveniles to the hospital Joseph C. Stovenken, Garnerville, was arrested by Rockland County Sheriff's deputies following the crash around 9:25 p.m., Thursday, May 21, in Ramapo, said Chief William Barbera.The accident occurred in front of a Rockland County deputy at the ...

  10. Two Behind Bars After Drugs, Loaded Handgun Found During Traffic Stop, Darien Police Say

    Two Behind Bars After Drugs, Loaded Handgun Found During Traffic Stop, Darien Police Say

    A man and a woman stopped by police for driving over the middle lane ended up in cuffs after drugs and a loaded handgun were allegedly found in the vehicle.The incident took place in Fairfield County around 12:45 a.m., Monday, May 18, when a Darien Police Officer on patrol spotted a blue Mitsubishi Mirage traveling west on Post Road, said Darien Police Sgt. James Palmieri.A short ...

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